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Dr. John Marlier

Professor Emeritus


Organic Chemistry


B.S. Chemistry -University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point - 1972
PhD Chemistry - University of Wisconsin, Madison - 1978
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (Enzymology)
The Pennsylvania State University 1978 - 1981

Office: Bldg. 25 - Room 201

Phone: (805) 756-1327



Research Interests

Mechanistic studies of both organic and enzyme-catalyzed reactions of esters, amides and thioesters. 
The experimental methods include:

  • Kinetics
  • Kinetic isotope effects (both hydrogen and heavy-atom)
  • Isotope exchange via 13C-NMR and mass spectrometry
  • pKa determination via 15N-NMR


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